Christy Award winner
First Place, Adult Fiction, Midwest Independent Publishers Association!
From a rough section of Los Angeles during the late Depression years, to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s in the South, this novel is a searing portrayal of one family trapped by alcoholism and another living the typical middle class life- but it’s not what you would expect! Tatlock paints an American story through the eyes of two best friends, girls separated by the internment camps of World War II. The surprises never stop!
Janette Oke has dreamed for years of retelling a story in a biblical time frame from a female protagonist’s perspective, and Davis Bunn is elated to be working with her again on this sweeping saga of the dramatic events surrounding the birth of Christianity…and the very personal story of Leah, a young Jewess of mixed heritage trapped in a vortex of competing political agendas and private trauma. Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil–facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine’s governor to ferret out the truth behind rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah’s mistress, the governor’s wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death–and missing body–is causing such furor.
Share the biblical story of Christmas with the contemporary and engaging language of The Message Bible. This booklet is the perfect way to personally share the message of the hope of Christmas through excerpts that not only highlight the nativity narrative but also the love and hope given to mankind through Christ’s birth. A compilation of revealing Old Testament prophecies and rich, first-hand gospel accounts, The Message of Christmas uses fresh, personal language that will engage and enlighten what you thought you already knew about Christ. With an all-new section offering the “Gifts of Christmas,” including love, joy, forgiveness, hope, wholeness, and more, The Message of Christmas will help believers share the gospel and provide a life-impacting experience in the lives of the people around them.
Bestselling author and Bible teacher, Steve Farrar, reminds us through the story of Daniel that true courage can be ours daily and it comes from the one true Sovereign God. Everyone can recall as a young child having the courage to head out the door—whether it was to your first day of school, your first game in little league, or your piano lesson. Then life takes over and you lose your bravado, giving in to the fears of the world around you. In True Courage readers will discover a God who provides incredible courage to us in the midst of uncertainty, even through treacherous, evil days, and the courage to face lions in their den—or an unexpected job loss, the diagnosis of a sick child, or the return of a debilitating cancer.